Micco finally overcomes its many obstacles
"This is a niche-market airplane," said Micco President and co-owner F. DeWitt Beckett. "We're not trying to be Cessna or Piper. This is a high-performance, complex tail wheel, instrument-rated aerobatic airplane. It's the only one on the market that fits the bill."
Billie, chief of the Seminole Tribe, wanted the Seminoles to branch out into new businesses. He thought they could set the pace in new technology and aircraft manufacturing.
"Chief Jim Billie is a pilot," Beckett said. "It was his desire to show the world that an Indian tribe could do something besides smoke shops, casinos and gambling."